Platinum Dunes Announces "Birds" Remake

by | July 3, 2006 | Comments

I know, I know: You hear the phrase "Birds remake" and you start getting all fidgety and mad. That’s a good reaction to have. But producer Brad Fuller wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The new-fangled version of "The Birds" is a new re-telling of the original short story, period. Those expecting stuff found in the Hitchcock flick will probably be disappointed.

From our pals at IGN FilmForce: "We’re not remaking Hitchcock’s movie. That movie stands on its own and it is a wonderful piece of filmmaking. It’s a very difficult thing to say, ‘We’re remaking a Hitchcock film,’" Fuller said. "What was interesting to us was that the short story [by Daphne Du Maurier] the Hitchcock film was based on was chock full of stuff that Hitchcock didn’t use in his film. And so we went to those things and that’s the basis of our film. It’s the same title because it’s based on the same short story but we don’t have characters like what they have. The concept of birds, certainly, that’s the core of the movie but the situations and the plot come from the short story not from the Hitchcock film."

IGN learned that "The Birds" will be scripted by the writing team of Stiles White and Juliet Snowden ("Boogeyman")."

Hell, still a remake, tho. Right?